UPDATE: Victims identified in plane crash

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IDAHO FALLS, Id. (KIFI/KIDK) UPDATE 12/1 2:30 p.m.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Members of an Idaho Falls family were killed Saturday afternoon in a South Dakota plane crash.

The crash claimed the lives of 9 people, including prominent businessmen Jim and Kirk Hansen, the pilot, 2 young children and four other males.

Three others survived the crash and are being treated at a local hospital.

The Hansen own K & J Super Stores, oil company Conrad and Bischoff and founders of the health and wellness company Kyani.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Chamberlain Municipal Airport around 12:30 p.m. in a nearby farm field.

Family friends said the men were on a traditional Thanksgiving hunting trip in South Dakota and were returning home.

Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3 are not releasing the other victim names at this time.


A group of Idaho Falls residents were killed today when their small plane crashed in South Dakota.

According to the Brule County Sheriff's Department there are multiple fatalities.

The Pilatus PC-12 plane is owned by Conrad and Bischoff Inc. of Idaho Falls.

Initial reports indicate that it crashed shortly after take-off from the Chamberlin Municipal Airport with a destination of Idaho Falls.

Severe weather and high winds were reported at the time of the crash.

We will continue to update this story as information becomes available.